Sunday, January 31, 2010

Eye Candy

The snow has lost all of its fun. Right now it is slushy. (Soon to be frozen tonight) We went sledding a little bit, but my dad said the sledding would be good tomorrow morning! I just found out that it was actually almost 8 inches. Not 6. WOW!! Yesterday, I stayed inside and cleaned out our basement. Mopping, vacuuming, de cluttering, organizing ETC. Hopefully we can paint it this summer. When we moved in, there were some wacky colors! I really want the snow to melt so that I can leave my house, but at the same time, I want it to stay so that I dont have to go to school Wednesday.

My sister told me about these tote bags, and I saw them at lands end as well. SO AMAZING!! I would love one with my monogram. Click HERE
OHH!!! I also love this belted dress! Sorry- It will not let me take the pictures off of the site!
Click Here!

I also really like this outfit!!
Lands End has been having some really cute clothes!

Next, we have some LOVELY Garnet Hill, Lilly Pulitzer bedding, rugs and towels!!! (Cue- OHHHHHH, AAAHHhh!!)
Lilly Pulitzer Sweet Pea Patch Quilt and ShamLilly Pulitzer Chinoiserie Bath RugLilly Pulitzer Chinoiserie Towels
Lilly Pulitzer Treasure Chest Quilt and Sham

Isn't that just eye candy?

Saturday, January 30, 2010


ITS A SNOW DAY!! YAY!!! I haven't really been outside much because it is freezing, but I did manage to take a few pictures! The snow is probably about 6 or 6 1/2 inches .

I was wearing my rain boots, and the snow almost covered them. It is 2o degrees and there are icicles everywhere!
Are you having a snow day?

Stay warm!

Friday, January 29, 2010


I am very happy! I went to the eye doctor and they looked at my eyes. I did several eye tests, had drops put into my eye ETC. (No, I am not happy about that!) My eye sight isn't the best, its 20/70 on both eyes. I am going to have to get glasses, but luckily I only will need to wear them when I drive, at church, or during school. So hopefully, (after this snowstorm) I will be able to go pick out some glasses! I am not at all sad that I need them, but I am happy that I have the option of when to wear them. THANK YOU LORD!

Yep, as I mentioned briefly above, we are having a snow storm tonight. It is going to get too about 8 degrees tonight! BRRRR! We are expecting around 8 to 10 inches! That is a TON where I live. We got 5 inches earlier this year and it was incredible. I used to get excited when we got 2 inches, but 8! OH gracious. I can see a lot of hot cocoa and movies in my future! ;) I am slightly sick of cold weather, but hopefully it will be still be nice. Maybe I will even be able to skip school!! ;)




Today I am going to get my eyes checked. When I took drivers-ed, they checked my eyes and they said my left eye was weaker than my right. I can see close up fine, but when I am driving, I have trouble seeing signs that are far away. Hopefully I will only have to wear glasses while I drive. Its funny, my sister, Abby, had to get glasses, and until she got them, she thought that the world was always foggy, and blurry. ;)

We watched Emma last night! IT was really good. (And Mr. Knightly isn't bad!) Gwyneth Paltrow did a great job. Although she made me cringe with some of her "matchmaking" skills.

So what do you think of my new blog makeover? I was just browsing around and I saw this one and fell in love with it! Its really cute and preppy. I wish I could get my monogram in the header, but I am not really sure how to change the HTML code or whatever. If you know how, I would love some tips!

Have a wonderful Friday!


Thursday, January 28, 2010


We just got the movie 'Emma' from Netflix, and I am looking forward to watching it hopefully tonight! I have see one of the Emma movies, but this one has Gwyneth Paltrow in it. Have you seen this one?


Pssst! Be sure to check out my new poll!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Black Cardigan

I am so very excited! I got a new black cardigan from Talbot's, on the sell rack for only $15!! It was wonderful!! I had really been needing one, and so now I have planned tons of outfits to wear with it.

-Black Cardigan + white shirt +jeans + black boots = AMAZING!

-Black Cardigan + white ruffle skirt + solid color shirt + flats = AWESOME!!

There are tons of other incredible outfits to wear with it. As you can probably tell, I am very excited!

I also got a Vineyard Vines belt from a consignment store, and it looks brand new!! There were tons of cute Eliza B, VV, & Lilly P belts. I got a VV patchwork belt (not the one below) and love it!!

What are some of your recent finds?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thursday night randoms

Hello everyone, I really need to get better about posting, sorry for the break.
I hope you all had a great MLKD!!!

Today I spent basically just doing school. I also went to Borders and looked at...

I love Ina Garten, she is an incredible cook, and all of her food sounds great! Plus the presentation is just gorgeous!!

YUMMM!! ANd don't these cupcakes look incredible!?!?!?

My mom watched this movie and now is really starting to buy homegrown, organic food.

A small organic food market opened not far from our house sometime this year. Organic farmers sell their own food there. My mom just recently started buying there- Let me tell you, their chocolate milk, milk, and peppermint ice cream are soooooo good!!

My mom also bought some home grown spinach- It was beautiful!! It was the darkest color, and the biggest leaves, and you could DEFINITELY taste a difference from that and regular bagged spinach.

Have a great weekend! (almost!)


Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. DAY!

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. DAY!! I Hope everyone is having a fantastic day!

Here are some of my favorite quotes from his "I Have a Dream," speech. There were so many wondeful parts.

"...One day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers."

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

Martin Luther King Jr Signature2.svg

Thank you Lord, for Martin Luther King, and all of the other people who fought to put an end to segregation!



Saturday, January 16, 2010

Dear Watson

My Gran-Gran just got the sweetest rescue dog, named Watson, on Friday. He is a dashchund mix, and has the sweetest eyes and face ever!! He was found wandering around in a Harris Teeter parking lot. Sadly he is really afraid of men and boys, so we are guessing he was abused. Anytime my cousins (boys) get close to him, he would start shaking uncontrollably.

He is the PERFECT dog for my grandma and I am so happy she could get him. I think they both need each other. Him because he has had a sad life, and needs to be loved, and her because I think she is lonely, and needs a house dog.

He is supposed to stay at this size, as far as we know, and it is perfect for a lap doggy!! As you can tell by these pictures- they are attached!

We took my grandma and Watson to lunch today. We were going to go to an Amish Store for lunch, but they were still closed for the holidays, so instead we went to an Italian restaurant, (and had to leave dear Watson in the car) which was good. Then we went to a park to make up for the time he had had to be in the car. (Poor little guy!)
He must have had a really sad life because he hardly ever wags his tail, he never barks, and he shakes around men. It just breaks my heart. Today was the first day he ever wagged his tail. We were thrilled!!

Even though he has had a rough life he still acts a little like a puppy! He is a lot more sedate, but this morning he grabbed an unknown object and ran under the bed to chew it! HA!


Drum roll please!!!

WOW!! Shopaholic in Alabama, is definitely having the best giveaways right now!! Click Here for a chance to win!! Please say that I told you about this giveaway- that will be one point for each of us. Happy following!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Books, and driving

******I PASSED!!!******

Today was my VERY first day of In car! I was nervous when I first started, but I got a lot less scared after I had been driving awhile. I did it from 10:30-1:30. 3 hours a day for two days. So tomorrow will be my last day! YAY!! Then I can get my permit.

I was very glad that I had had some driving experience with my Dad. He took me to a parking lot not far away from our house, and let me drive around, and work on parallel parking, U-Turns, signals, backing up & parking. My teacher is really nice, and put me at ease.

On my previous post about Ebay, I mentioned getting an Essentially Lilly book, and an Ina Garten cookbook. Well I also ordered and received the Kate Spade Occasions, Style, and Manners books. All of them in a set for $20. (and shipping) If I had bought each one by its self and not from Ebay it would have been about $60 and tax. I saved about $40!! Yay!


They are such cute books, loaded with good advice, and I would advise looking into them! They also have great sketches.

I get so excited when I buy books. They are so much fun to buy and look at. My collection is really colorful!

My headbands also came in the mail. I. Love. Them. I would definitely go and buy some from Ebay if I was you. They would make a great gift! They are homemade, but look store bought, and they are made with Lilly fabrics!! I think the ladies username is Marinas Closet. happy Shopping!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Giveaway!!! Wow, another giveaway!! January must be a lucky month! Click HERE!

Friday, January 8, 2010


I know I have been talking about Ebay a lot, so I thought I would share with you some things I have won!!

Some ADORABLE preppy Lilly Pulitzer headbands

Essentially Lilly, a Guide to colorful entertaining

A cute Lilly Pulitzer cloth bag in a pink and white butterfly print. I am going to use it in my suitcase, for dividing up different things.

Ina Garten Barefoot Contessa Family Style, cookbook

I am very excited about all of my finds!! My sister found some brand new navajo Jack Rogers, for a good price, and Kate Spades Style book. My other sister found some Ralph Lauren Rocks Perfume, and a cute Lilly mug. Ebay can be so helpful! Not having to go out of your house, and having your package shipped right to you!! Here are some helpful hints for shopping on Ebay.

1. Always check the users ratings. I only buy things from users to have a 100% rating, and several hundred reviews.

2. Check the size (ounces (make up), width, length Etc.) of the item you are thinking about buying. Sometimes things look a lot bigger in the pictures than they actually are in real life.

3. Always pay for the item right after you buy it. It is irritating for the owner, if you keep them waiting.

4. Shop around a little bit more to find the best deal. Ebay has gone up in price, I was looking for an Ina Garten cookbook, and found one for 2o-some dollars, and then found one for only $9!

5. Check the shipping price

6. Be sure to give the owner a rating, and helpful feed back after you have received your item.

I hope that that was helpful!!


Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Here is a wonderful pink and green give away to start off a preppy New Year! Swing by and check it out HERE!!

Oh, and HERE is one more!! Very cute!

Monday, January 4, 2010

100 things about me! 2010 edition

1. I wear pearls, or diamonds with almost every outfit
2. I hate wearing pajama pants to bed (Especially fleece.) I gets way to hot.
3. I love Taylor swift and Michael Buble
4. I love orchids and Hydrangeas
5. Pink, Green, and Light aqua are my very favorite colors
6. I shop at yard sales, consignment stores, and Ebay
7. I hate math
8. I sleep with my fan on year round
9. My favorite tree is a weeping willows. They are so magical.
10. I recently got a pair of Chocolate brown UGGS. I still cannot believe I did, but I LOVE them!
11. Valentines Day & Christmas are my favorite Holidays
12. My two grandpa's died several years, ago and I am still heart broken. I miss them both so much.
13. I love spending time with my grandma. I sew, cook, and decorate with her. She is always willing to teach me something interesting, like how to cook her homemade macaroni and cheese, sew ruffles on an apron or weave a basket. She is very understanding.
14. I am excited about taking in car
15. I wish I was sporty. I really like tennis, water skiing, golf and skiing. I don't really like playing basketball, soccer, or football though. To much pressure.
16. I just love reading Anne of Green Gables. She cracks me up every time! Her sense of humor is like no one I have ever met!!
17. I would like to be a professional wedding cake decorator, a wedding planner, or photographer, a florist (like my great grandma), a mom, and a wife.
18. I love making list. I write list about dream houses, baby names, my favorite songs, parties, and tons of other things.
19. I think most people would be surprised at how extroverted I am.
20. I hate people who constantly whisper. The sound just is awful, and makes me feel uncomfortable. And plus *if they can not say it aloud they probably shouldn't say it at all.* (* Quote Gracie Beth. I TOTALLY AGREE!)
21. I also hate the sound of Styrofoam and nails on a chalk board.
22. I love all things girly. Painting nails, and doing my hair and make up.
23. But I don't mind being outside.
24. I am deathly allergic to wasps, and bees.
25. I love photography
26. I love to Kill a Mocking Bird
27. I really want a weimaraner, a daschund, or a schnauzer
28. I am different every time I take a Myers Briggs Personality test.
29. I really want to be able to run a 5K and do a good job.
30. My favorite item of make up is definitely mascara
31. I love Ebay!! It is the best
32. I want a charm bracelet
33. I love family traditions
34. I am very excited about college
35. I would love to be able to do classic dancing like ball room, jazz, tango Etc.
36. I wish I had a really good voice. If I did I would sing all of the time
37. Boys seem much easier to hang out with than girls.
38. I love old fashioned candy
39. My favorite season is probably spring or early summer.
40. I am pretty good about writing letters to people, just not sticking them into the mailbox. Pitiful isn't it?
41. My favorite kinds of ice cream are- butter pecan, coffee, mint chocolate chip, and chocolate
42. My Birthday is September 30th.
43. I have planned my wedding numerous times
44. Large groups of people stress me out
45. I love wearing heels
46. One of my New Years resolutions is to gain more weight
47. I am 5' 6" 1/2 (The doctor said I will probably be 5 '10" when I stop growing. YIKES!!
48. I am really scared of crickets.... *Shiver*
49. I really want to have a sweater monogrammed
50. I have tons of key chains, but only 3 keys
51. My math teacher told me that if he could give anyone an award in my class for getting stressed out, he would give it to me. Should I feel honored?
52. I love Italian Wedding soup, and my Grandmas home made macaroni and cheese
53. When I read a book, I get so into it that I cannot even hear other people around me. Abby is constantly complaining that she talks to me and I never reply. Oops!
54. I love old movies
55. I love buying pajamas. I have lots of different styles and colors.
56.I love raspberries
57. I have read the whole Nancy Drew collection tons of times
58. I love getting a cup of tea or coffee and sitting to outside reading a good book
59. I will never understand converse boots, or converse in general (no offense)
60. I love peppermint iced tea
61. I will never understand why people love the mall so much. It stresses me out
62. I always put my hair up when I wake up.
63. I love cleaning and organizing.
64. I love swimming in the rain. (With out thunder and lightning of course!)
65. I love browsing around the hair, make up and Jewelry sections in stores
66. I cannot do a cart wheel, or a split, but I am trying! ;)
67. I stink at doing the hula hoop
68. Sometimes I wish I did cheerleader
69. I do not like Wal-mart
70. There is something magical about singing and dancing in the rain
71. I really hope that I can go to the DR this year
72. I do not think Edward Cullen, or Jacob are attractive
73. I love receiving Packages in the mail
74. I hate waving, smiling, and yelling to a person you know, and then they don't even notice you. How embarrassing!!!
75. Apple computers are the best!
76. Caffeine does not effect me. (except for one time I ate like 5 chocolate covered espresso beans late at night. With out thinking about what would happen. BAD IDEA!)
77. Getting a comment from another blogger COMPLETELY makes my day
78. I handle a bad hair day by putting my hair in a high pony tail, or a messy bun. ;)
79. I love tiramisu
80. I am very excited about spring and summer clothes
82. I am currently in the process of trying to grow my hair out
83. I love cycling in Wii fit
84. My monogrammed necklace just arrived today!
85. I like body butter better than regular lotion
86. I love rain coats, and rain boots
87. I would like to someday scrapbook all of my favorite pictures
88. I love gelato
89. I love colossal lash mascara, and lash blast mascara
90. My favorite subject in school is either American literature, or writing
91. I love sea horses
92. I love dark chocolate
93. Watermelon makes my stomach hurt. I don't really know why, so I don't eat it
94. I get depressed in dark, dreary, cold winter days
95. I love Lilly Pulitzer
96. I would LOVE to visit India, denmark, switzerland, or basically any of the places in Europe
97. I love pairing gray, with light blue
98. I could watch the food network all day!
99. I really like the names Fern, Amelia, Ellie, Sebastian, and Calvin
100. I love sewing, and crafting

Whew!! Did you get through all that? ;)


Sunday, January 3, 2010

My first post of 2010!!

Can you believe it? it feels so weird actually saying 2010.

Well to bring in the New Year, my family and I went to a BBQ dinner. My church started a home for women who are trying to stop addictions. They have a Bible Study, meals, and a place to stay. There were several of the women who got up and spoke. Out of the 160 people they have housed, 130 have given their life to Christ. Incredible.

When we were finished with that, we went home drank some blood orange italian soda, (very good!) munched on cookies and other snacks, then jumped into the New Year. We took a video of our family and several of our friends all holding hands, and jumping, when the clock struck 12. (PM) We had a blast! Abby's friend, Miriam spent the night.

Yesterday I went with my friends on a long shopping trip. We visited the Apple store, J. Crew, REI, Several kitchen stores, Old Navy, and Game stop. It was really fun. On the way there I got a chocolate cupcake, and a cinnamon dolce latte. OH so good!!! Mariah came over for a sleep over and we had a really good time.

Early that day my family and I went to Target, Stein Mart, Rack Room, and the library. I got a pair of pearl earrings, some awesome lip gloss, and a cute silver headband.

My package I won from The Engineer in High Heels and Pearls, arrived yesterday!! I was so excited!! I got a movie, an amazing pashmina cream colored scarf, Colossal Lash Mascara (Which I had always wanted to try.) and a pair of cozy fuzzy socks!! Thank you so much GB!!!

HAPPY 2010!!